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The image of the Virgin de la Peņa, patron saint of Mijas, this is venerated hermitage carved on a rock, According to legend, the image was hidden for five centuries and was discovered in 1586 by a mason, father of two boys pastors who were led to place by a dove.
Mijas is a typical Andalucian village nestled on a mountainside 450 meters above sea level. The center is a maze of narrow streets with houses painted white. The village has managed to maintain and preserve their ancient traditions and charm., And donkeys are a tourist attraction, and you can enjoy the charm of the town riding a donkey.
Mijas is the largest municipality in the province of Malaga in Spain, with an area of 148 km2 extending from the mountains to the coast which includes the tourist areas of La Cala de Mijas, Riviera, Miraflores and Calahonda with 12 km of beaches.

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